What is WXTJ Jamz?

Inspired by NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts, “WXTJ Jamz” (or stylized as “WXTJAMZ,” either is cool with us) is a student-run video series of curated live musical performances — hosted by WXTJ Student Radio 100.1 FM and filmed on the stage at the WTJU station in Charlottesville, Virginia. The project was officially launched in the summer of 2022 by WXTJ Director Ashley Park and is now produced by her and WXTJ/WTJU Audiovisual Engineer Ben Larsen.

The goal of the series is to highlight the creativity and talent of local artists, student musicians, and UVA-affiliated acts across a wide variety of genres. For booking inquiries, please see FAQs.

Watch our latest videos at the bottom of this page or find them on our YouTube channel.

FAQs & More Info

Can I come to a WXTJ Jamz filming?

Yes! WXTJ Jamz is filmed on the first floor of the WTJU station, located at 2244 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Not every performer will have a live audience, but most do. Check our Instagram page @wxtjradio for updates and announcements about when the next WXTJAMZ session will be held.

Out of courtesy for the space, please fill out this form up to 1 hr in advance of the performance so our team knows how many people to expect. Please also plan to arrive on time to minimize distractions.

How can I get involved?

We’d love for you to get involved! Our original team of 3 graduated students is currently looking for eager students who are passionate about music, live sound, and video production to help continue the legacy of WXTJ Jamz. No formal experience required, just a willingness to learn.

FOR INTEREST RELATED TO HELPING PRODUCE WXTJ JAMZ ONLYplease fill out this form and someone from our team will reach out to you as soon as possible. This is an interest form, not an application!

Can I/ my group/ my friend/ my friend’s group/ this artist perform for a WXTJ Jamz video?

Thanks so much for your interest! While the performers we choose to spotlight are picked by our team, we’d love to hear who you’d like us to have on! To recommend a musical act for WXTJ Jamz, please use this form.

Note: filling out this form does not guarantee that the group/ artist you submit will perform for a WXTJ Jamz video. If you’ve already completed this form, please refrain from directly contacting WXTJ exec members or our team about the consideration of acts for WXTJ Jamz. Our team will review and consider your submissions in time and reach out when ready.

Latest Episode

August 9, 2023. Charlottesville rapper mr. after performs solo on WXTJ Jamz, marking the eighth and final episode of the series created by the graduating team. Read more about this performance here.
July 1, 2023. WXTJ Jamz continues this summer with an episode featuring Black Voices! Watch the only gospel choir at UVA put on a fantastic performance full of joy and movement. Read more about this performance here.
April 15, 2023. We’re thrilled to have Kendall Street Company on our stage for the sixth episode of WXTJ Jamz. Watch this band of UVA-alum perform their latest releases and more. Read more about this performance here.
March 2, 2023. Charlottesville-based, indie rock, folk, and blues artist Nahlij Corbin performs stripped-down versions of five of his original songs for WXTJ Jamz. Read more about this performance here.
Feb 15, 2023. Tyler Burkhardt is an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist from Richmond, VA who creates the sound of a full band on just one acoustic guitar. Read more here.
Oct 7, 2022. Folk rock singer-songwriter Isabel Bailey delivers an inviting, intimate solo acoustic rendition of four originals. Her recent releases are produced by UVA’s Elie Bashkow. Read more here.
Jan 3, 2023. Iconic jazz duo Tina and Michael perform some Joe-and-Ella type arrangements for WXTJ Jamz. Tina Hashemi is a recently graduated jazz vocalist from UVA. Read more here.
Jun 28, 2022. Ellis Nolan is a bassist and music student from UVA. His jazz trio takes the stage for the first WXTJ Jamz, with guest saxophone solos from Nick Wu. Read more here.
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